Home App Question/Issue

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by allenshi, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. allenshi, Aug 24, 2016
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    allenshi macrumors member

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    Hi everyone...

    I have a question or a issue with the home app and Homekit.

    I recently added 2 iDevices in my house to control lights, when i was on iOS9 i tried to invite my wife to the "home" so she can have control also but whenever i sent her the invite she would never get it. I've tried all sorts things like log in and out of icloud on both devices, wiped the iDevice to start from scratch.

    Fast Forward couple of weeks

    I updated to iOS10 beta and fell in love with the HOme App. Everything is nicely laid out and easily accessible and not clunky like the iDevices App. After i had everything set up i invited my wife again and same result nothing. So last night i upgraded her to iOS10 beta thinking it should be fine now with the Home app and such but nothing. The strange thing is after upgrading her i tried sending a invite from her Home app and i get the invite but it doesn't seem to finish the invite process...it just Circles.

    My question is...is this an Home App Issues or do you guys think its an individual phone/icloud issue?
    Another question is - Once i haev Homeapp installed can i remove the other application that controls the device?
     
  2. john991 macrumors 65816

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    Similar issue with me too. I send an invite my wife gets the invite and nothing happens. I wonder if Apple turned off HomeKit for another user or this is a bug.
     
  3. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    I want to say its an iOS bug...but i wish i tried to send myself a invite from my wifes one when we were on iOS 9. I'm going to probably try and reset all my idevices and try setting up using my wifes phone.
     
  4. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sending the invite to her iCloud or iTunes email address? I'm running the latest iOS 10 Dev beta 7 and she is on iOS 9.3.4 and the invite worked perfectly for me and we both have control of the home.
     
  5. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sending it to her iCloud account. Funny thing is after she sent me a invite and i accept it...it just sits on my home app and it circles like it never fully accepts it
     
  6. john991 macrumors 65816

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    Do you both have the third party app installed?
     
  7. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    yup, but do we need the thrid party app installed since apple has the home app?
     
  8. john991 macrumors 65816

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    I'm wondering the same. I don't have the third party app installed on my wife's and wonder if that's the issue with me.
     
  9. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I have both idevices app and the home app installed.
     
  10. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah...i really dont know what this issue is. Its so strange, my wifes invites gets sent to me but it doesnt seem to full complete the invitation and i can't send any invites to her.
     
  11. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    You do have an ATV gen 4 with tvOS10 and that is working properly?
     
  12. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont have tvOS running on my ATV4. I can't see how that would make a difference with invites
     
  13. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't either but that's my setup.

    Are you sending the invite from the home app or the idevices app? I think I sent the invite from the idevices app first, then the home app either updated automatically or I sent another invite from the home app.
     
  14. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    I've sent it both ways via home app and idevice app. I've even went as far as wiping my phone and restoring it.
     
  15. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the invite is in her spam folder? Try sending an invite to yourself using a different email address and see if that works.
     
  16. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    nah the invite goes directly to the home app. theres no actual email with it
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    ok...so i jsut sent a invite to a friend and he was able to get it...so now i'm thinking its my wifes phone/account.

    My friends on ios9 also
     
  17. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I can think of now is to check to see if the idevices app is enabled in the homekit privacy settings on your wife's phone:

    settings-->privacy-->homekit--> "iDevices enabled"
    and the iDevices App settings under: settings-->iDevices--> "Home Data" is enabled
     
  18. allenshi thread starter macrumors member

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    i'll have to check it but i think they are enabled...
     

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